Textual thesaurus for "gay"

(adj) sunny, cheery

bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer

a cheery hello; a gay sunny room; a sunny smile

(adj) brave, braw

brightly colored and showy

girls decked out in brave new dresses; brave banners flying; `braw' is a Scottish word; a dress a bit too gay for her years; birds with gay plumage

(adj) homophile, queer

homosexual or arousing homosexual desires

(adj) merry, festal, festive

offering fun and gaiety

a festive (or festal) occasion; gay and exciting night life; a merry evening

(adj) merry, jolly, jovial, jocund, mirthful

full of or showing high-spirited merriment

when hearts were young and gay; a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company- Wordsworth; the jolly crowd at the reunion; jolly old Saint Nick; a jovial old gentleman; have a merry Christmas; peals of merry laughter; a mirthful laugh

(noun) homo, homophile, homosexual

someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex